Everyone Eats, Everyone Cooks (and Why My 5 Year Old is Now an Egg Cracking Pro)

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Recently I realized that I hadn’t been involving my kids in the kitchen as much. I’ve always been a big advocate of it, but somewhere around the time that I was pregnant #4, I began to want to keep things simpler by just doing it myself most of the time. My goal was to make things more convenient and fast. After all, this is something I’ve been doing for years. I know the shortcuts, I have the methods down pat, and I can eyeball measurements without needing to dirty extra dishes. […]

11 Ways to Teach Your Children to Be Diligent Workers

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As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer About a year ago, I was exhausted by the amount of work I had to do to keep everything running smoothly with my ever growing family. (We’re at six kids now!)  And I was feeling burdened that my kids needed to […]

Waste Not, Want Not: Lessons in Frugality for Children

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer As we seek to train our children well, one of our family’s major learning points is to teach our children the art of frugality.  Frugality is making good choices with the resources God has given you – this includes your brain, as I am apt to remind my children. :-) I have heard many times from other parents, “I just want my kids to have the best I can give them.”  OF COURSE! We all desire our children to […]

Cooking With Kids: Ways to Involve Young Children in the Kitchen

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One of the themes this month at Keeper of the Home is cooking with little ones… whether it means learning to include them in your cooking endeavours, or finding creative solutions to be able to cook from scratch with the time constraints of caring for your children! I love to involve my children in the kitchen. It’s educational and in my opinion, it’s crucial for them to learn how to prepare nutritious, whole foods as a life skill that will serve them enormously as they […]